At least 7,000 ventilators breathe new life into public hospitals

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At least 7,000 ventilators breathe new life into public hospitals

Meanwhile, the Eastern Cape, which is seeing a Covid-19 surge, says it is not running out of oxygenation equipment

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The National Ventilator Project has distributed at least 7,000 devices to public hospitals in SA.

The ventilators were paid for by the Solidarity Fund, which contributed about R250m towards the initiative.

Department of trade, industry and competition spokesperson Sidwell Medupe told Sunday Times Daily that of the 20,000 non-invasive ventilators that South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) was mandated to manage, 18,000 units had been produced and 7,000 distributed...

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